South Carolina Children’s Theatre holds open auditions for each of its productions at SCCT headquarters. The auditions vary based on the type of show, the cast needed, and the director’s requirements. Therefore, you will need to check the Audition Call for the specific production you are interested in.
2016-17 MainStage Season Audition Schedule
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Audition Dates: Sunday, Oct. 2 or Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Performance: December 2-11, 2016
Audition Dates: Sunday, Nov. 6 or Monday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Performance: January 27 – February 5, 2017
Audition Dates: Monday, Jan. 30 or Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Performance: April 29 – May 7, 2017
Miss Nelson Is Missing
Audition Dates: Sunday, Apr. 23 or Monday, Apr. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Performance: June 17-25, 2017
Fall 2016 ADLIBeration
SCCT’s Teen Improv Troupe!
Audition Date: Monday, Sept. 12 from 6:45-7:45 p.m.
SCCT ADLIBeration will be made up of 10 to 20 strong teen improv performers who will be cast after an audition. The troupe will meet on Monday evenings from 6:45-7:45 p.m. The plan is to develop a troupe that can do public improv performances in the community. All travel will need to be arranged via parents of ADLIBeration members, SCCT will not provide transportation to performances. There is a participation fee of $40 per member per semester. Auditions will take place at SCCT Headquarters.
General Audition Information
Are you nervous about auditioning? Would you like to be better prepared for an upcoming audition? Take one of our Audition Prep Workshops to help better hone your auditioning skills.
South Carolina Children’s Theatre Students
If you are currently enrolled in one of our classes, you will have the benefit of receiving your audition form in your class to fill out at home. We will hold an early audition slot for you, which will give you the right to go into the audition without having to wait. Enroll in one of our classes today.
FAQs About Small Children Auditioning
We typically recommend that very young children (pre-K) wait until they are a little older to audition for our MainStage shows.
Our standard rehearsal process requires four nights a week from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and tech week (the final week of rehearsal) requires cast members to be at the Gunter Theatre from 6:00 p.m. to after 10:00 p.m. every night. Absenteeism is absolutely not allowed, and very young children are not typically equipped to handle the time commitment.
Each season, some of our MainStage shows will have casting opportunities for elementary-aged children. We encourage all very young children (K3-5th) to watch for auditions with our 2nd Stage, which will have more opportunities for youngsters, including child-friendly rehearsal and performance times.